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Will Power capitalized on his front row starting position and scored a strong runner-up finish in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) champion was credited with leading once for six laps in his No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.
Defending VICS champ Josef Newgarden was seventh at the finish behind the wheel of the No, 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Newgarden led three of 85 laps in today’s race, contested on the 1.968-mile, 11 turn temporary street circuit. He currently sits second in the standings with three of the 17-race schedule in the record books.
Tony Kanaan, No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, finished 8th. It is the second strong top-10 finish for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner in his inaugural season driving for Foyt.
Charlie Kimball brought home the first top-10 finish for Carlin in its first full-time season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Driving the No. 23 Tresiba Chevrolet for Carlin, Kimball started 23 and finished 10th, his best finish at Long Beach in eight starts.
2016 Series’ champion Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 DXC Technologies Team Penske Chevrolet started third, but his race ended halfway through Turn 1 of Lap 1 when he was hit from behind, and unable to continue. He was scored in the 24th finishing position.
The remaining drivers of the Chevrolet 2.2 liter V6 twin turbo direct injected powered cars finished as follows:
Matheus Leist, No, 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet – 14th
Spencer Pigot, No. 21 Preferred Freezer Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet – 15th
Kyle Kaiser, No. 32 Juncos Racing Chevrolet – 16th
Max Chilton, No, 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet – 17th
Jordan King, No, 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet – 18th
Gabby Chaves, No. 88 Harding Group Harding Racing Chevrolet – 19th
Alexander Rossi (Honda) was the race winner, and Ed Jones (Honda) completed the podium.
Next on the schedule is the Honda Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama on April 22, 2018.
Article by Trackside Racing News
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